So a friend and his wife just bought iPhones, and we were discussing the coolest apps out there for the phone. There are about eighty trillion, some free, some not. I generally get the free ones because I am cheap, but I will occasionally pay a buck or two for one.
Here are a few of my favorites -- what are yours?
Who is Hot?
Rates your friends, not by looks, but by temperature in their hometown at the moment. I just love this. I guess I'm nosy...I always want to know the weather where my friends and family are!
Zip Code Decoder
Yes, shameless plug...Rob wrote this. But it's still useful, and fun. It works with other programs to tell you the zip code you’re in and the 4 zip codes nearest to you. He wrote it because he works with a number of programs that require a zip code and he's not always in our home zip when he wants to use them. But for some reason, it's also kind of neat to just run it when you're out and about and see where the various zip code boundaries are.
Some people think this goes too far, but for me, it's awesome. If someone on your Loopt list ping you, Loopt tells you where they are, and you can respond by doing the same. Good for spouses who are stuck in traffic.
Both are shopping list programs, I think I like Grocery IQ better. I actually have yet to find the perfect grocery list app. It would be cool if I could get one that would let me type in prices at different stores.
Awesome, lets you pick a restaurant by setting cuisine/price/neighborhood and then shaking your phone
For when you're out and about and you just really need to know how badly the Gophers are losing.
Novel little program that lets you put cool filters on your photos so they look like snapshots from 1974, 1962, like they were taken with a Holga or Lolo, or other cool effects.
Update: Someone sent me this link in the comments, but I accidentally rejected instead of approved their comment. Still, looks like a good resource for new iPhone apps: Stored Apps.